Taking the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills

If you are applying to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program on the Indiana University Bloomington campus and/or the IUPUI campus, you must take the Assessment Technologies Institute’s Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) as part of the application process.

This preadmission test, which must be completed by the BSN program application deadline, is a 150-question, 209-minute exam that covers science, math, reading, and English and language usage. Your score on the exam counts for 20 percent of your nursing application admission score.

Your score on the exam must meet proficiency (58.7%) to be eligible for admission.

Learn more about the ATI TEAS

Dates, locations, and fees


Testing dates for students applying for spring 2019 or fall 2019 admission to the BSN program will be announced at the beginning of the fall 2018 semester.


The ATI TEAS exam is taken online in a testing center on the Bloomington campus. You will receive details about the testing location when you register for the exam.


The registration fee for the ATI TEAS exam is $96. It can be paid with a debit card (Mastercard or Visa) or a credit card (Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express).

Registration process

Create an ATI account

The first step in registering for the ATI TEAS exam is to create an account with ATI. You will use this account to take other ATI exams while you are a student at the School of Nursing, so be sure to remember your username and password. If you need help creating your account, contact a nursing advisor.

When you create your account:

  • In the field for institution, type in “IU CORE TEAS.” Do not select “IN U BLOOMINGTON.”
  • In the field for “student/employee ID,” enter your 10-digit student ID number.
Create an ATI account

Register for the ATI TEAS exam

After creating an ATI account, you will be able to register for the ATI TEAS exam. Select an exam date and time from the list of options and pay the registration fee with a debit or credit card.

Register for the TEAS exam

Preparing for the exam

Study materials

You can purchase a range of test preparation materials from ATI, including a study guide, a multimedia tutorial, and online practice tests.

Get test preparation materials

Special accommodations

If you need special accommodations for the ATI TEAS exam, contact a nursing advisor at least six weeks prior to your exam date.